Overview

It is 1999.

The sudden death of Russia's president has thrown the Russian Federation into chaos. Devastating crop failures have left millions in the grip of famine, and an uprising seems inevitable.

One of Russia's provisional leaders asks the American president for help. But the whole world is watching...
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Tom Clancy's Power Plays #1: Politika

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Overview

It is 1999.

The sudden death of Russia's president has thrown the Russian Federation into chaos. Devastating crop failures have left millions in the grip of famine, and an uprising seems inevitable.

One of Russia's provisional leaders asks the American president for help. But the whole world is watching when a deadly terrorist attack stuns the United States and evidence points to the Russian government.

Amidst the turmoil in Russia, American businessman Roger Gordian finds his multinational corporation and its employees in jeopardy. Determined to find those responsible for the attack, he calls upon his crisis control team to interven. But Gordian doesn't realize how far the terrorists will go and how much he has to lose...






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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Actor Jay O. Sanders provides an acceptable narration of best-selling author Clancy's (Debt of Honor, Audio Reviews, LJ 11/15/94) reactivation of hostilities between the United States and Russia. With widespread crop failures and the sudden death of Boris Yeltsin, the Russian situation is dire at best. Old-school communists see the opportunity to scuttle American relief efforts by launching a terrorist attack in Times Square. Roger Gordian, a U.S. businessman, finds his multinational corporation in peril and takes the initiative to prevent escalation to full-scale war. Sanders's Russian accents are shaky and seem more appropriate to a Rocky and Bullwinkle adventure. Clancy's abridged story is subject to frequent character shifts, and the action is difficult to follow. Libraries may skip this disjointed effort. Not recommended.--Ray Vignovich, West Des Moines P.L., IA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101002520
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/1/1997
  • Series: Tom Clancy's Power Plays Series , #1
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 143,609
  • File size: 791 KB

Meet the Author

At one time, Tom Clancy was an obscure Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history and only a letter to the editor and a brief article on the MX missile to his credit. Years before he had been an English major at Baltimore’s Loyola College and had always dreamed of writing a novel. His first effort, The Hunt for Red Octoberthe story of a Russian submarine captain who defects to the United Statessold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the New York Times bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it “the perfect yarn” and “non-put-downable.” Since then Clancy has established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense.



Clancy’s next novel, Red Storm Rising, took on U.S./Soviet tension by providing a realistic modern war scenario arising from a conventional Soviet attack on NATO. Other bestsellers followed: Patriot Games dealt with terrorism; Cardinal of the Kremlin focused on spies, secrets and the strategic defense initiative; Clear and Present Danger asked what if there was a real war on drugs; The Sum of All Fears centered around post-Cold War attempts to rekindle U.S./Soviet animosity; Without Remorse took on the rising U.S. drug trade and Vietnam War era POW’s; and Debt of Honor explored the hazards of American/Japanese economic competition, the vulnerability of America’s financial system, and the dangers of military downsizing. In light of the events of September 11, 2001, Debt of Honor demonstrated once and for all Clancy’s cutting-edge prescience in predicting future events. The novel ends with a suicide attack against the U.S. Capitol Building by a terrorist flying a 747 out of Dulles airport.





Clancy’s uninterrupted string of best sellers continued with Executive Orders, which combined the threat of biological and conventional terrorism with the instability of the Persian Gulf region; Rainbow Six, which explored the dual threats posed by former Soviet intelligence operatives willing to sell themselves to the highest bidder, and genetically engineering bio weapons; and The Bear and The Dragon, which posited a limited war between China, the U.S. and Russia.





Clancy’s nonfiction works include Submarine, Armored Cav, Fighter Wing, Marine, and Airbornea series of guided tours of America’s warfighting assets. He has also written three books in an extraordinary nonfiction series that looks deep into the art of war through the eyes of America’s outstanding military commanders. Into The Storm: A Study in Command, written with armor and infantry General Fred Franks Jr., and Every Man a Tiger, written with Air Force General Chuck Horner, won unanimous praise for their detailed exploration of traditional war-fighting from the ground and from the air. The third book in the Commanders series, Shadow Warriors: Inside the Special Forces, written with General Carl Stiner, former commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, tells the story of the soldiers whose training, resourcefulness, and creativity make them capable of jobs that few other soldiers can handle, in situations where traditional arms and movement don’t apply.  







In 1995 Martin H. Greenberg was honored by the Mystery Writers of America with the Ellery Queen Award for lifetime achievement in mystery editing. He is also the recipient of two Anthony awards. Mystery Scene magazine called him "the best mystery anthologist since Ellery Queen." He has compiled more than 1,000 anthologies and is the president of TEKNO books. He lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
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    1. Hometown:
      Huntingtown, Maryland
    1. Date of Birth:
      April 12, 1947
    2. Place of Birth:
      Baltimore, Maryland
    1. Date of Death:
      October 1, 2013
    2. Place of Death:
      Baltimore, Maryland

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2005

    Doesn't measure up

    I hate to disagree with the previous reviewers, but I must admit that I was very disappointed with this book. It's not up to Clancy's standards (I do realize he wasn't the actual writer). First of all, there are many technical errors and inconsistencies. I spotted them easily even though I'm a novice. His other books are well researched and painstakingly presented. I got the impression this book was written over a weekend. My other big objection to this book was its total lack of plausibility--again a sharp departure from normal Clancy. A private company taking on the role of global police force? Come on... I half expected Superman to show up. The only reason I gave it 2 stars instead of 1 is out of respect for Clancy's other books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2003

    TERRIFIC!!!!

    Tom Clancy is the best.This book is great for people just starting to read Clancy AND for people who hav read all of his books.This is a wonderful book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2002

    Wonderful Story

    Tom Clancy's world is so believeable, you'll think you're in it. Clancy's story has no plot-holes, and no dull moments, the two things that can kill a novel. The attack on Times Square sequences sent chills up my spine. Please read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2001

    Super Book

    This is a must read for any Tom Clancy fan. The book was designed perfectly. The characters did not stink either.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2001

    Clancy Explodes Another Classic!!!

    He's back!!! i love the book and would highly recomend it to anyone who loves action and suspense and this book gives you an overdose of both leaving you addicted!! nemic, blackburn, and many other characters are the outstanding work of the great Clancy and remain exciting throuhout the series. can you smell that???? it smells like another movie in the making! i think this could be the next red october era!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2000

    I LOVE IT!!!!

    It was like his other classics in a very good way.I recommend this to anyone who enjoys incredible books,because this is definetly one of the best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2000

    GREAT!!

    This book was one of if not the best clacny book that i have read. The book had a great plot and kept you intrested all throughout the story! It starts out with a great begining when the president of Russia dies then there is a huge terrorist attack in New York on New Years Eve. This book could of really happened during the dawn of the new milennium! Read it!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2000

    It's Good...

    The Russian president just died and there is chaos all over Russia. The vice president asks the American president for help. But the whole world is watching when a deadly group makes a fatal attack on the U.S. minutes before the New Year. This is a good book but, it doesn't have as much action as Clancy's previous books.

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